ENCYCLOPEDIA OF BUDDHISM

Abhidharma, its meaning and origins

This scholastic enterprise was called abhidharma (Pali:abhidhamma), a multivalent term used to refer to the new techniques of doctrinal interpretation, to the b

Abhidharma 

Abhidharma 

In the centuries after the death of the Buddha, with the advent of settled monastic communities, there emerged new forms of religious praxis and modes of transm